National Chamber Ensemble Presents ‘Happy Birthday Vivaldi: The Extraordinary Four Seasons’ This Saturday, 3/8@7:30 pm

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Oh the weather outside has been frightful, but …
on Saturday, March 8, 2004 at 7:30 PM NBC4 Chief Meteorologist
Doug Kammerer is predicting 54° | 34°

Doug Kammerer.
Doug Kammerer.

and all because …

National Chamber Ensemble, in partnership with the 
Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute, is presenting

Happy Birthday Vivaldi: The Extraordinary Four Seasons

With Guest Host NBC4 Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer

The performance will take place at the Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre at Artisphere THIS Saturday, March 8, 2014, and will feature Emmy Award-winning broadcaster and NBC4 Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer as guest host and National Chamber Ensemble Artistic Director and acclaimed violinist Leo Sushansky, who will lead an eight member chamber ensemble in a multimedia performance of Vivaldi’s brilliant virtuoso work Four Seasons.

Violinist Leonid (Leo) Sushansky.
Violinist Leonid (Leo) Sushansky.

NCE’s unique presentation of the Four Seasons, one that has been in development for several years, is both entertaining and educational. Before each of the four seasons represented in Vivaldi’s most famous work, which is among the most popular and well known music in the entire classical repertoire, Sushansky and his highly talented ensemble will provide a brief and humorous demonstration of how the text from “Sonnets for the Four Seasons” translates directly into the musical notes he composed for the Four Seasons. During the performance Kammerer will read “Sonnets for the Four Seasons,” widely believed to have been written by Antonio Vivaldi. In addition, courtesy of a large screen presentation, the audience will also see a synchronized presentation of pictures and text from the sonnets as the performance unfolds.

Tickets and Information: Happy Birthday Vivaldi: The Extraordinary Four Seasons will be presented at 7:30 PM on Saturday evening, March 8, 2014 at Artisphere’s Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre – 1611 N. Kent Street, in Arlington, VA.

This family friendly concert is well suited to music lovers of all ages. Tickets are $30 for Adults, and 15 for Students, and are available online, by phone at (888) 841-2787, or at the door, and will include a fabulous post-concert reception courtesy of the Embassy of Italy. More information is available on the National Chamber Ensemble website.

Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre
1611 Kent Street · Arlington, VA 22209

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Jane Coyne
Jane Coyne has been involved in the arts for all of her life. As a singer, she has toured the country as a soloist, appearing at major venues throughout the United States, performing with musicians including Duke Ellington, Johnny Coles, Paul Gonzalves, and Tyree Glenn, and she has appeared in many musical theatre productions. She has managed the careers of a number of a number of international conductors and composers and previously served as the vice president of the National Philharmonic at Strathmore, executive director of the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras, and associate director of Washington’s Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts. Jane directs the National PTA Reflections Program (one of the largest arts education programs in the country). She is also one of the founding directors of Young Artists of America, and manages the career of her son, composer and violinist Joshua Coyne.